On my recent trip down to Cuba for the Partagas festival, a good friend of mine Tom, dropped a Cohiba Robusto Supremo in my lap for me to enjoy. Not wanting to waste this opportunity I waited until I got home to do a proper review.
The Cohiba Robusto Supremo is the latest Edición Limitadas for 2014 along with a Partagas and a Bolivar. In the past the Edición Limitada cigars have been unusual production sizes, and the decision to go to a very large ring gauge…Continue
Over the past several weeks/months, the online cigar world has been going crazy about the new venture from Tony Bellatto of La Barba Cigars and Robert Caldwell & Jaclyn Sears of Caldwell Cigar Company - Lost & Found. The concept behind Lost & Found is interesting, but it has taken awhile to be told. In February, we posted this Press Release announcing…Continue
Added by Matt Ross on April 17, 2015 at 10:02am — No Comments
With the 15 Days of Giveaways over, I wanted to congratulate all the winners one final time, and thank everyone for entering. Now that the contest is over, I ask all the winners to please PM me with their mailing address. You have until 11:59pm on April 21st to send me your address or you will forfeit your prize.
Thank you for participating and congratulations again to the winners.
Wednesday, April 1st…
April 16, 2015 (Berkeley Heights, NJ) – Cubariqueño Cigar Company announces the release of Protocol, the debut line from the newest cigar brand on the market.
Protocol will be made at Erik Espinosa’s La Zona factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. The cigars will be a small batch production presented in classic boxes of 20 and available in two different vitolas, Toro (6 × 52) and…
Added by Matt Ross on April 17, 2015 at 7:00am — No Comments
So, I just really wanted to smoke a cigar named Spam Artist, which I did last week HERE. But this time, I am smoking the Le Pigeon because, lets face it. We all need to smoke something with such a seemingly random name. The Spam Artist was a tasty, FULL-bodied smoke. Lets see how the Le Pigeon stacks up.
Le Pigeon by Lost &…Continue
Miami, FL – Drew Estate announced today that their new Pappy Van Winkle Barrel Fermented Cigars would be shipping to the Pappy & Co. headquarters in Louisville, KY on April 15.Continue
Added by Matt Ross on April 17, 2015 at 6:53am — No Comments
GRANADA, NICARAGUA – April 14, 2015 – Granada based Mombacho Cigars S.A. (Mombacho) announced today that Mr. Shahriar (Shar) Broumand has joined the company as President, effective April 1. Broumand will oversee all operations of Mombacho with a primary focus on international and US market development.
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For whatever reason Viaje is not a brand that has been on my review rotation for some time. A good friend of mine from Texas, Derek, hit me up with an epic Viaje sampler pack when he found out.
The Viaje Full Moon 2014 follows their 2013 release with the only change of adding a closed foot. They are released in a single Robusto Gordo (5”x58) vitola in unique Halloween themed boxes of 24.
The Ruins on Isengard is one five pipe tobaccos featured in the Middle Earth Pipeweed series created by Just for Him. The series pays homage to the Lord of the Rings series by J.R.R. Tolkien and features five different blends. The Ruins of Isengard is my first review and I plan on tackling the others soon.
Just for Him - Middle Earth Pipe Weed Series
April 13, 2015 (Ridgefield, NJ) – MoyaRuiz Cigars Inc. announce the release of The Rake, a new line of cigars from the makers of the La Jugada cigar brand.
With an intended launch of spring 2015, The Rake will be made at Erik Espinosa’s La Zona factory in Esteli, Nicaragua. The cigars will be presented in classic cabinet-style boxes of 20 and available in 4 different…Continue
It seems that Lost and Found is all the rage these days, prying old cigars out of factories and rereleasing them to the public with slick marketing tactics and names that bring attention to the consumer. For instance, as I am writing this review, I have a cock in my hand. Not just any cock mind you, a Swollen Cock, one of the latest releases from Lost and Found, sent to me by Logan to give my thoughts on. Before I begin the review, I must say that the response to these releases seems to be…Continue
Wilson Adams Cigar Company is set to debut their first limited edition cigar, the Mr. Wilson. The official release date is May 19th, which also happens to be the birth-date of company owner, Brandon Wilson.
"This cigar is what I believe to be the excellence of execution. If you are familiar with Wilson Adams Cigars, you know I take pride in blending each cigar to be elegant, smooth, balanced and full of flavor. This cigar has all that with the added bonus of being full-bodied and…
Added by Matt Ross on April 10, 2015 at 7:35am — No Comments
Spam Artist. What a great, albeit odd name, for a cigar. They are hard to find and sell extremely fast! But that is about all I know about this cigar. But I was able to find the blend. So, let's get to it.
Spam Artist by Lost & Found
Size: 6 x 50?
Vitola: "Shotgun Wedding Toro"
Wrapper: Ecuadorian Sumatra
LOS ANGELES, CA (APRIL 8th, 2015) –– Camacho Cigars and Rob Weiss are proud to introduce the BG Meyer Gigantes, an exciting new line extension and third addition to the BG Meyer by Camacho collaborative portfolio. Gigantes, which will begin shipping nationwide in mid-April, is set to debut on the heels of Cigar Aficionado’s 90-point rating of the BG Meyer Standard Issue; the first release by Camacho and Rob Weiss.…
Hollywood, FL -- April 7th, 2015 -- Maya Selva Cigars, producer of Flor de Selva, Cumpay, and Villa Zamorano, is pleased to announce that 2015 is our 20th anniversary in the premium cigar industry. "20 Años" will be the theme this year for Maya Selva Cigars.
Added by Matt Ross on April 7, 2015 at 2:43pm — No Comments
When Rob and I started Sharing Our Pairings there wasn’t much on the cigar landscape in the way of cigar pairings. We fast forward to 2015 and it seems that every other week we’re reporting on a cigar blend for pairing.
The Dram Cask No. 1 is one release a 4 cigar lineup from C & C Cigars…Continue
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Hialeah Gardens, Florida (April 6, 2015) - Erik Espinosa of Espinosa Premium Cigars is happy to announce the return of Jose Galvez to the Espinosa Cigar team. Mr. Galvez has assumed the mantle of in-house Sales Manager for the Northeastern States (eastern Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York) as well as the bordering states.Continue
Added by Matt Ross on April 6, 2015 at 12:25pm — No Comments
Continuing into the Cubanacan cigar line, I lit up the Maduro version last week. It has some pretty big shoes to fill, as I really enjoyed the Habano. The maduro wrapper is dark and smooth, with very smooth seams. Including a very clean triple cap. Another nice looking cigar and band, lets see how it smokes!
Maduro by Cubanacan
Size: 5 x 50
Added by 007MI6 on April 3, 2015 at 9:38am — No Comments